Maribel Lucila

Maribel Lucila
Mexican Institute of Social Security | IMSS

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Malvaviscus arboreus is used in traditional Mexican medicine to treat gastrointestinal diseases. Therefore, a mixture of Kaempferol-O-sambubioside and Kaempferol-O-sophoroside (MaSS) isolated from flowers of this species was tested as a preventive treatment on gastric lesions induced with ethanol in rats. MaSS was obtained by chromatographic method...
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Agave angustifolia is a xerophytic species widely used in Mexico as an ingredient in sweet food and fermented beverages; it is also used in traditional medicine to treat wound pain and rheumatic damage, and as a remedy for psoriasis. Among the various A. angustifolia extracts and extract fractions that have been evaluated for their anti-inflammator...
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Tagetes lucida has been widely used as a folk remedy in illnesses associated with the central nervous system and inflammatory ailments. Among the chemical compounds that stand out in the plant against these conditions are coumarins, such as 7-O-prenylscopoletin (PE), scoparone (SC), dimethylfraxetin (DF), herniarin (HR), and 7-O-prenylumbelliferone...
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Tagetes lucida Cav., is a medicinal plant used in Mexico to alleviate different disorders related to alterations of the central nervous system, such as behaviors associated with psychosis. The present work evaluated the effect of different extracts separated from this plant, TlHex, TlEA, TlMet, and TlAq, and of two isolated coumarins, herniarin (HN...
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Background: In Mexican traditional medicine, Cecropia obtusifolia is extensively used, from central to southeast regions, to treat diabetes and some inflammation-related disorders, including renal illness and obesity. Objective: To evaluate the effect of the hydroalcoholic and methanolic extracts, standardized in chlorogenic acid, on some metabolic...
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Agavaceae contains about 480 species, commonly used in the production of alcoholic beverages such as tequila and mezcal, making it a resource of economic and cultural importance. Uses of this plant rely mainly on the stem; other components such as the leaves are discarded, generating agro-industrial waste, despite being a source of bioactive and nu...
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This study describes the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects from extracts obtained from the leaves of Salvia lavanduloides. The plant material was macerated with three solvents of ascending polarity (n-hexane (Sl-Hex), ethyl acetate (Sl-AcOEt), and dichloromethane (Sl-D)). The extracts, fractions (SlD-2 and SlD-3), and isolated compounds (...
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Calli and cells in suspension of Tilia americana produce coumarins and triterpenes compounds with anti-inflammatory activity. Tilia americana var. mexicana is a species identified in Mexico as in danger of extinction. This tree is used in Mexican traditional medicine to treat diseases related to inflammation and nervous sufferings; tiliroside, iso-...
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Sphaeralcea angustifolia (Cav) G. Don is used in traditional Mexican medicine to treat inflammations and gastric disease. Its anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activities in mice and rats acute and chronic models have been attributed mainly to scopoletin. Scopoletin reduced joint inflammation, the number of new vessels, production of endogenou...
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Several Mesoamerican cultures have used Inga jinicuil as traditional medicine for the treatment of gastrointestinal, inflammatory, and infectious issues. The aims of this contribution were to elucidate the phytochemical profile of the organic extracts from the bark and leaves of I. jinicuil and to assess the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial prop...
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Systemic arterial hypertension (SAH) is a health problem of great importance worldwide, and endothelial dysfunction underlies SAH development. This condition's main characteristics include vasoconstriction, inflammation, oxidative stress, and procoagulant and proliferative states. This study's objective was to evaluate the antihypertensive, anti-in...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance Popularly known as “escoba” (broom) or “escobilla china” (Chinese brush), Baccharis conferta Kunth (Asteraceae), is a plant widely used in Mexican folk medicine for alleviating muscular and rheumatic pain. A recent study described that dichloromethane extract as well as fractions and isolated compounds, possess anti-i...
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Three functionalized chalcones containing combinations of nitro functional groups have been synthesized via Claisen-Schmidt condensation between 2-nitroacetophenone and nitrobenzalde-hyde, and the crystal structures obtained ((E)-1,3-bis(2-nitrophenyl)prop-2-en-1-one, 1a, (E)-1-(2-nitrophenyl)-3-(3-nitrophenyl)prop-2-en-1-one, 1b and (E)-1-(2-nitro...
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Salvia elegans belongs to a genus plants with biological activities in central nervous system. In this work, the purpose was to evaluate the anxiolytic and antidepressant effects of fractions and compounds isolated from S. elegans and its interaction with serotoninergic drugs by using behavioral tests in mice. Fractions from aerial parts of S. eleg...
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Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is a key factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases. Due to its chronic, life-threatening nature, ED only can be studied experimentally in animal models. Therefore, this work was aimed to characterize a murine model of ED induced by a daily intraperitoneal administration of angiotensin II (AGII) for 10 weeks....
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Haematoxylum campechianum L., is a well-known plant in the southeast region of Mexico, where it is named as "palo tinto" or "palo de Campeche", in English there are vernacular names such as "redwood", "bloodwood tree" or "campeachy wood". Traditional medicine refers its use for the treatment of different disorders i...
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Background: Ganoderma lucidum has been used as a medicinal mushroom since centuries in East Asia. Recent reports have shown that metabolites isolated from Ganoderma species have shown effects on central nervous system. Objective: To determine the neuroprotective, anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, and sedative effects of Ganoderma sp. and Ganoderma curtis...
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Pterygium is a corneal alteration that can cause visual impairment, which has been traditionally treated with the sap of Sedum dendroideum D.C. The pharmacological effect of a dichloromethane extract of S. dendroideum was demonstrated and implemented in a pterygium model on the healing process of corneal damage caused by phorbol esters. In mice of...
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Sphaeralcea angustifolia (Cav) G. Don is used in traditional Mexican medicine to treat inflammations and gastric disease. Its anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activities in mice and rats acute and chronic models have been attributed mainly to scopoletin. Scopoletin reduced joint inflammation, the number of new vessels, production of endogenou...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance The aerial parts of Tilia americana var. mexicana (Malvaceae, formerly Tiliaceae) or “sirimo” are used in Mexican traditional medicine for the relief of mild symptoms of mental stress, commonly referred to as "nerve diseases". Individuals use this plant to fall asleep, to calm states of nervous excitement, headaches,...
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Argemone mexicana L. is a widely used plant in Mexican traditional medicine to treat inflammatory and nervous medical conditions. It has been subjected to several pharmacological and chemical studies in which acute anti‐inflammatory activity is indicated. This work aimed at finding an extract and fraction with anti‐inflammatory activity by means of...
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Agave marmorata Roezl is an endemic succulent specie from the Oaxaca-Puebla area of Mexico. This plant is a medicinal recourse and contain a rich variety of saponins-type compounds with multiples biological effects. Some of them have been shown to be anticancer, antibacterial, or having anti-inflammatory and immunoregulation effects. This paper is...
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Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is a key factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases. Due to its chronic, life-threatening nature, ED only can be studied experimentally in animal models. Therefore, this work was aimed to characterize a murine model of ED induced by a daily intraperitoneal administration of angiotensin II (AGII) for 10 weeks....
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Ethnopharmacological relevance Malvaviscus arboreus is traditionally used in Mexico and Central America for culinary and medicinal purposes. Leaves and flowers of this species are commonly used for preparation of salads, herbal teas and herbal dyes. Panamanian, Guatemalan and Mexican healers use this medicinal plant for the management of fever, res...
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Malva parviflora is used as food in the gastronomy of some regions of Mexico and, also, in Mexican traditional medicine for inflammation-related conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. The objective of this work was to evaluate its antiarthritic activity in a mice model. In ICR, female mice were tested the dichloromethane extract (MpD) and fractions...
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Phytochemical research of the acetate and methanol extracts of the aerial parts (flowers, leaves and stems) of Salvia elegans allowed to obtain seventeen known compounds (1–17): three of them (4, 5, 14), had already been described for this species, while the others (1–3, 6–13, 15–17) are described for the first time for S. elegans. All isolated com...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Oenothera rosea (Onagraceae), commonly known as "hierba del golpe" in Mexico, is an herbaceous plant widely used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of pain and inflammation. Aim of the study: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of extracts and compounds isolated from O. rosea in kaolin-ca...
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Neuroinflammation, a centralized immune response, is a physiological process by which the organism attempts to remove an injurious stimulus in the central nervous system. Nonetheless, it is known that chronic inflammatory processes play an important role in the onset and progression of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer´s disease (AD)....
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Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide, represents one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Depression treatment is based on the use of tricyclic antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. These drugs, although clinically effective, have also been shown to have delayed onset activity and produce significa...
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Objective: To evaluate the antidepressant effect of Bauhinia blakeana and a standardized fraction in the forced swimming test on mice with neuro-inflammation induced with lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Materials and methods: Evaluation of the antidepressant effect of Bauhinia blakeana hydroalcoholic extract (BbHA) and its fractions was carried out i...
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Background: Galphimia glauca has been used for many years in Mexican Traditional Medicine to calm "insane people." Triterpenes, known as galphimines, were identified in this species. One of them, Galphimine-B (G-B), acts selectively on dopaminergic neurons by antagonizing the effect of glutamate on NMDA receptors. The objective of this study was t...
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Background: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neuropathology strongly associated with the activation of inflammatory pathways. Accordingly, inflammation resulting from obesity exacerbates learning and memory deficits in humans and in animal models of AD. Consequently, the long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents diminishes the risk for...
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Three polyisoprenoid alcohols were isolated from the leaves of Tournefortia hirsutissima by a bioassay-guided phytochemical investigation. The compounds were identified as 16-hydroxy-lycopersene (Compound 1), (Z 8 ,E 3 ,ω)-dodecaprenol (Compound 2) and (Z 9 ,E 3 ,ω)-tridecaprenol (Compound 3). Compound 1, an unusual polyisoprenoid, was characterize...
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Chronic neuroinflammation is a key component of many neurodegenerative disorders. Chronic activation of this process produces pro-inflammatory cytokines, prostaglandins and reactive oxygen species that induce brain injury and neuronal dysfunction. Agave species contain saponins, compounds with anti-inflammatory activity. Extracts from A. tequilana...
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Stress is an important factor in the etiology of some illnesses such as gastric ulcers and depression. Castilleja tenuiflora Benth. (Orobanchaceae) is used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and nervous disorders. Previous studies indicated that organic extracts from C. tenuiflora had gastroprotective eff...
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The main objective of treatment against hypertension is not only to reduce blood pressure levels, but also to reduce vascular risk in general. In the present work, administering angiotensin II (AGII; 0.2 µg/kg intraperitoneally (i.p.) for 12 weeks) activates the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis, which caused an increase in corticosterone l...
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Hypertension is a disease of high prevalence and morbidity where vascular inflammation and associated oxidative stress (endothelial dysfunction) is the underlying cause of this pathology. We are reporting the antihypertensive activity of extracts and fractions of Malva parviflora in mice with chronic and acute hypertension. Also, the treatments of...
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Aloysia triphylla (Verbenaceae) is an aromatic medicinal plant, and it is used for the treatment of “nervous” problems as, “sadness” and “nervousness”. While, there are no reports about its pharmacological activity in animal models. The objective of this work was to evaluate the anxiolytic effect of the extracts and fractions of this species and to...
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Waltheria americana is a plant used in Mexican traditional medicine to treat some nervous system disorders. The aims of the present study were to isolate and determine the neuropharmacological and neurprotective activities of metabolites produced by a cell suspension culture of Waltheria americana. Submerged cultivation of W. americana cells provid...
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An anxiolytic fraction of Tilia americana standardized in tiliroside, rutin, quercitrin, quercetin glucoside, and kaempferol was obtained. After oral administration of the fraction, the above-mentioned flavonoids were not detected in plasma over 24 h. However, meta and para hydroxyphenylacetic acid and dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (m-HPAA, p-HPAA and...
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Cell suspension cultures from Sphaeralcea angustifolia produce compounds with anti-inflammatory activity, including scopoletin, tomentin, and sphaeralcic acid. Antiarthritic activity of scopoletin isolated from S. angustifolia and Erycibe obtusifolia wild plants was demonstrated in a complete Freud’s adjuvant-induced arthritis model. In this projec...
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The genetically transformed hairy root line LRT 7.31 obtained by infecting leaf explants of Lopezia racemosa Cav with the Agrobacterium rhizogenes strain ATCC15834/pTDT, was evaluated to identify the anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic compounds reported previously for the wild plant. After several subcultures of the LRT 7.31 line, the bio-guided fract...
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p class="CM2"> Aim of study: Taxus globosa is the only species of Taxus genus that grows in Mexico, and is a tree which is protected by the Mexican Government . This plant shares, with the European species T. baccata , the ability to produce taxanes, such as taxol. The objective of this work was to compare representative samples from two Taxus spec...
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Three ascendant polarities extracts (n-hexane, dichloromethane and methanol) from Distictis buccinatoria were analyzed for their anti-inflammatory activity in the TPA mice ear edema assay. The dichloromethane extract (DbDE) shown the highest percentage of edema inhibition (90.47%; ED50 = 0.036 mg ear-1 and Emax = 90.9%). The chemical bio-guided stu...
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Castilleja tenuiflora has been used for the treatment of several Central Nervous System (CNS) diseases. Herein we report the antidepressant activity of the methanol extract from the leaves of this medicinal plant. The oral administration of MeOH extract (500 mg/kg) induced a significant (p < 0.05) decrement of the immobility parameter on Forced Swi...
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In the present work, the antiarthritic activity of hautriwaic acid is reported. This ent-clerodane diterpene isolated from Dodonaea viscosa was evaluated in mice using a kaolin/carrageenan-induced monoarthritis model. The inflammation observed in the joint (knee) on days 1-8 ranged from 50-70 %. After 10 days of treatment with different doses of ha...
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In Mexico Agave angustifolia has traditionally been used to treat inflammation. The aim of this study was to measure the anti-inflammatory effect of the extract of A. angustifolia, the isolation and identification of active compounds. From the acetone extract two active fractions were obtained, (AsF13 and AaF16). For the characterization of pharmac...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: The high frequency of poisoning by sting or bite from venomous animals has begun to be a serious public health problem in Mexico where scorpion sting is the most common. Because of this, there is the need to seek active substances in plant species with an antagonistic effect against neurotropic activity of scorpion...
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The metabolic syndrome (MS) is a condition consisting of various metabolic abnormalities that are risk factors for developing kidney failure, cardiovascular, vascular and cerebrovascular diseases, among others. The prevalence of this syndrome shows a marked increase. The aim of this study was to investigate the pharmacological effect of Smilax aris...
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The methanol-soluble extract from the root of Ipomoea tyrianthina was studied in order to isolate compounds with activity on the central nervous system and vasorelaxant effects. Chromatographic methods were used to isolate and purify seven new glycolipids (2-8). The structures of compounds 1-8 were elucidated by a combination of NMR spectroscopy an...
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Sechium edule is traditionally used in Mexico as a therapeutic resource against renal diseases and to control high blood pressure. The purpose of this work is to evaluate the antihypertensive effect of the hydroalcoholic extract obtained from the roots of this plant, including its fractions and subfractions, on different hypertension models induced...
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The aim of this study was to obtain pharmacokinetic data for the anxiolytic compound galphimine-A (G-A) from Galphimia glauca. G-A is the most abundant anxiolytic compound in this plant, while Galphimine-E (G-E) is the most abundant galphimine, but inactive. G-E was transformed chemically into G-A. The pharmacokinetic study was carried out in ICR m...
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Sphaeralcea angustifolia, an endangered plant species in Mexico, is employed to treat inflammatory processes and as a wound healing remedy. Scopoletin (1) was reported as one of the main bioactive compounds in this plant. Here, we isolated and identified compounds with anti-inflammatory properties from the suspension-cultured cells of S. angustifol...